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[audio]New Music America, 1982: Program No. 5
Radio station WFMT in Chicago presents the fifth of six broadcasts from Navy Pier, as part of the fourth New Music America Festival. Charles Amirkhanian hosts, assisted by composer and vocalist, Joan La Barbara. This concert features the “Clarinet Quartet” by Douglas Ewart, the world premiere of Christian Wolff’s “Preludes for Piano” and Phi Winsor’s “Same Tired Old Changes”, and a work for solo shakuhachi (Japanese flute) and tape by Dary John Mizelle...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America; Music; Interview; New Music
Downloads: 162
[audio]New Music America: 1981: Overlapping Lines and Curves by Nancy Karp
The fourth Act of the June 11th concert of the 1981 New Music America Festival was a dance piece by Nancy Karp. Conceived as a site specific work for the Rotunda of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art it was performed by 10 dancers, with choreography and music by Nancy Karp with additional audio production work by Bill Fontana. The score for the dance features some rather sparse yet quite pretty piano music...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Music; New Music; Performance Art; Nancy Karp
Downloads: 76
[audio]Morning Concert: Han Reiziger on New Music America ‘81
Charles Amirkhanian is joined in the KPFA studio by Han Reiziger to discuss their impressions of the, then recently concluded, New Music America ‘81 Festival, that was held in San Francisco during the first two weeks of June in 1981. Reiziger, a radio programmer for Dutch Radio’s VPRO, and a guest host on KPFA during the mid-1970s, begins by describing some of the more recent projects he has been a part of in the Netherlands, including a series of events popularizing the music of Georg Benda...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Interview; New Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
Downloads: 29
[audio]New Music America, 1982, Program No. 3
Radio station WFMT in Chicago presents the third of six broadcasts from Navy Pier, as part of the fourth New Music America Festival. Charles Amirkhanian hosts, assisted by composer and vocalist, Joan La Barbara. Included in this concert are works by Don Malone, Kyle Gann, Ben Johnston, Jay Clayton, and Michael Byron. Intermission features include a roundup of events from earlier in the day, including a noontime concert of Percy Grainger’s music with pianists Dennis Russell Davies, Yvar Mikhash...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; WFMT; New Music America; Interview; New Music; 20th Century Classical; Electronic Music
Downloads: 67
[audio]New Music America 1981: Concert 4
In 1981 the New Music America Festival came to San Francisco for a week full of concerts, sound installations, and multi-media performances. The fourth concert of the Festival, held on June 10, 1981, included works by Laurie Spiegel, Peter Gena, and George Lewis, as well as a live improvisation by LaDonna Smith and Davey Williams, and two musical performance art pieces by conceptual artist Jim Pomeroy...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America; Music; New music; Performance Art; Improvisation; Mixed Media; Electronic music
Downloads: 134
[audio]New Music America 1981: Charles Amirkhanian Interviews John Rockwell & Charles Shere
Charles Amirkhanian engages former KPFA music programers and current music critics, John Rockwell and Charles Shere, in a fascinating discussion about the state of New Music and the New Music America Festivals. The difference between academic avant-garde music concerts and the more adventurous programing of multi-media works, new wave rock bands, and sound installations featured at the New Music America Festivals, is fully explored...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Interview; New Music; Avant-Garde
Downloads: 33
[audio]New Music America 1981: The True and False Occult
The first Act of the June 12th concert of the 1981 New Music America Festival was a multi-media dance piece by choreographer Margaret Fisher with music by Robert Hughes. Entitled “The True and False Occult” this work involved three dancers, image projection, and music by Robert Hughes with additional music provided by the Azuma Kabuki Musicians. The New York Times (8/16/81) describes the piece as: “set to a suite that begins with coolly percussive music by the Azuma Kabuki Musicians and en...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Music; New Music; Performance Art
Downloads: 127
[audio]New Music America: A Concert in Honor of Percy Grainger's 100th Birthday
After an introductory talk by Charles Amirkhanian about the life and work of Percy Grainger we hear a recital of many of his works.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Music; 20th Century Classical; Folk Music; Percy Grainger
Downloads: 182
[audio]New Music America 1990: Montreal Musique Actuelles
Charles Amirkhanian reports on happenings of the 1990 installment of the peripatetic New Music America Festival, which began in 1979 and was held this year for the first time outside the U.S. Montreal Musique Actuelles highlighted the work of Canadian composers, performers and improvisers alongside the work of such well-known Americans as La Monte Young, Scott Johnson, and Alvin Curran. Among participants interviewed are Jean Piche, a composer who directed the Festival and whose own work for per...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America; Music; Interview; New Music; Spatial Music; Electronic Music
Downloads: 133
[audio]New Music America, 1982, Program No. 1
Radio station WFMT in Chicago presents the first of six broadcasts from Navy Pier, as part of the fourth New Music America Festival. Charles Amirkhanian hosts, assisted by composer and vocalist, Joan La Barbara. The concert includes electronic music by Tom Cameron, Robert Moran’s “Spin Again” for harpsichords, organs, and percussion, “Autumn Resonance” for piano and delay by Wayne Siegel, and to conclude, Meredith Monk’s work for four voices and organs, “Turtle Dreams”...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; WFMT; New Music America; Interview; Music; New Music; Piano Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
Downloads: 146
[audio]New Music America, 1982: Program No. 2
Radio station WFMT in Chicago presents the second of six broadcasts from Navy Pier, as part of the fourth New Music America Festival. Charles Amirkhanian hosts, assisted by composer and vocalist, Joan La Barbara. The concert begins with a string quartet by John J. Becker, the first deceased composer to have their work performed at a New Music America Festival. This is followed by a work for solo cello by Joseph Paul Taylor and “Tableaux Vivants” a work for flutes and two voices, by Larry Aus...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America; Music; Interview; New Music; Mixed Media
Downloads: 157
[audio]New Music America, 1982: Program No. 4
Radio station WFMT in Chicago presents the fourth of six broadcasts from Navy Pier, as part of the fourth New Music America Festival. Charles Amirkhanian hosts, assisted by composer and vocalist, Joan La Barbara, with additional commentary by Neil Tesser. After beginning with a rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner” sung by various unidentified and not necessarily professional singers, the actual concert gets underway with Harold Budd performing a number of his works for solo piano...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America; Music; Interview; New Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 114
[audio]New Music America 1981: A Concert by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
A live broadcast from the 1981 New Music America Festival, held at the Japan Center Theater in San Francisco, California, featuring a recital by the renowned sarod player, and founder of the Ali Akbar College of Music, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. As with any North Indian classical concert, the music played depended on the time of day as well as the mood and inspiration of the artist. Therefore, the raga and tala of this concert was chosen accordingly, to match the mood of the evening, and was decided ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Music; World Music; Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
Downloads: 522
[audio]New Music America 1981: Tapes of Studies for Player Piano by Conlon Nancarrow
The second Act of the June 12th concert of the 1981 New Music America Festival was devoted to the music of Conlon Nancarrow, who specialized in composing for the player piano. However unlike the ragtime player piano music that many people are familiar with, Nancarrow’s works are distinguished by their immense mathematical complexity and remarkable speed. In some ways they are not unlike a Bach fugue or canon played at speeds that were impossible to imagine before the advent of the computer...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Music; New Music; Mechanical Music; Conlon Nancarrow
Downloads: 369
[audio]New Music America 1981: Selections from “United States” by Laurie Anderson
From a recording made on June 13, 1981 in San Francisco, as part of the New Music America Festival, Laurie Anderson performs selections from her epic work “United States”. Laurie Anderson was born in 1947 in Chicago and received her MFA in sculpture from Columbia University. As a performance and recording artist, she has worked with film-sound-talking pieces for many years, performing at the La Jolla Museum, the Berlin Festival, and various other places in the U...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; New Music America series; Music; New Music; Performance Art; Laurie Anderson
Downloads: 593
[audio]New Music America 1980: Selected Highlights, Program 2
From a program produced by Minneapolis Public Radio (MPR) and the Walker Art Center, Nigel Redden, Director for Performing Arts at the Minneapolis based Center, introduces selected performances from the 1980 New Music America Festival, which was held over nine days in June 1980. This second in a series of four programs, begins with “Pattern Study No 2” and aleatoric piece for piano saxophone, trombone, percussion and double bass, composed by Stacey Bowers...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; MPR; New Music America Festival; New music; Electro-acoustic; Aleatory music; Free jazz; Soundscapes; Rock music
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